Episode 2657 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about Vietnam War CMH recipient James McCloughan and his important message for us all. The featured story appeared in The South Haven Tribune and was titled: Medal of Honor recipient honored in South Haven. It was submitted by Becky Kark, the editor and general manager of the Tribune.
In her story, she told about the event where Vietnam War Medal of Honor recipient James McCloughan was honored.
Parts of the CMH citation for McCloughan read as follows: Private First Class McCloughan distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty from May 13th through 15th, 1969, while serving as a combat medic with Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry, 196th Light Infantry Brigade, Americal Division. The company air assaulted into an area near Tam Ky and Nui Yon Hill. On May 13th, with complete disregard for his life, he ran 100 meters in an open field through heavy fire to rescue a comrade too injured to move and carried him to safety.
The ceremony honoring McCloughan took place at South Haven City hall, attended by more than 100 more people, to honor McCloughan for a memorial that will soon be placed in his honor for the courage he displayed during the Vietnam War serving as a combat medic for the U.S. Army. For Saturday’s ceremony, a temporary plate depicting what the memorial will look like was put in place for the event.
In his speech, McCloughan also suggested that in today’s divisive political climate people should strive to work together rather than going into a wartime conflict, which causes the deaths of those serving in the military along with civilians.
Listen to the episode and discover McCloughan’s important message for us all.
Listen to episode 2657 and discover more about Vietnam War CMH recipient James McCloughan and his important message for us all.